Navajo Look To Arizona Utilities To Make Up For Coal Losses

Jan 28, 2020

The Navajo Nation is looking to Arizona utilities that shared in the power generated on the reservation to help make up for the financial losses from the coal industry. 


Navajo leaders asked utility regulators in Arizona to require that power companies contribute financially and with technical assistance as the tribe focuses on renewable energy projects.

The appeal was made in a rate case involving Tucson Electric Power, but it could extend to another major state utility and aid other communities that have long depended on revenue from coal.